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Tuesday21 February 2017

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News

One Blackfriars

Core Five doubles fee income in two years

20 Feb 17

The consutlant has experienced strong growth in five years on the back of project wins such as the redevelopment of New Scotland Yard

Bruno Dupety

Vinci weighs up bringing trades in-house

17 Feb 17

UK construction arm boss Bruno Dupety says approach could be more efficient and save costs

Marvin Rees

Brexit puts Bristol housing plans at risk, says mayor

15 Feb 17

Marvin Rees says lack of EU construction workers and competition from Hinkley is ‘major challenge’

Features

Economic Construction Market Review

Market review: Housing leads the way

21 Feb 17

The number and value of construction contracts awarded is rising, with growth in the residential sector especially clear. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction review

Interview

Bruno Dupety

Bruno Dupety: Action man

17 Feb 17

In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business

Projects

Street detail

Live Works: As you like it

15 Feb 17

Live Theatre has ventured into the high-stakes world of property development to enable it to plough the profits back into making plays. Ike Ijeh takes a look around Live Works, the theatre’s £10m office project, to see how the building fits into Newcastle’s historic Quayside

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: On the cards

17 Feb 17

This week there’s news in spades - diamond geezers in dingy digs, the government and an art gallery join the late club, and One Blackfriars is full of heart. Plus, will an architecture competition answer your prayers?

Project news

Glasgow Uni masterplan aerial

Green light for Glasgow uni masterplan

17 Feb 17

The masterplan is part of a £1bn investment plan to revamp the University’s estate

Paramount London

Boss behind £3.2bn Kent theme park project departs

17 Feb 17

David Testa has stepped down as chief executive of London Resort Company Holdings

Westferry Printworks south view

WSP latest to land role on 700-home Docklands scheme

17 Feb 17

Demolition works have started on site for the scheme from Northern & Shell

Goldman Sachs HQ

ISG bags £130m Goldman Sachs London HQ fit out

16 Feb 17

The firm is to start pre-construction services immediately with a view to starting the fit out onsite by the end of the year

Old War Office hotel

£1bn Old War Office hotel gets go-ahead

16 Feb 17

Plan at historic Whitehall site will include apartments

West Bar Square

Green light for £175m Sheffield West Bar plans

16 Feb 17

Blueprint backed for mixed-use regeneration of riverside business district

Sketch of the week

Green-Away-index

Sketch of the week: Greenaways

17 February 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Hannah Smart of West Waddy ADP

Not holding back

Image of the week: Not holding back

17 Feb 17

Water overwhelms the USA’s tallest dam, causing an evacuation

Leader

Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit

Analysis

Houses being built

A quiet revolution?

16 Feb 17

For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs

Comment

Sadie Morgan

Drawing conclusions

15 Feb 17 | By Sadie Morgan

Projects on a grand scale generate innumerable written reports setting out the developer’s vision, but very few contain the hard information you get from an architect’s visual plan

Online poll

Hinkley

Online poll: Power stations

15 Feb 17

Are the government’s plans for the next generation of UK power stations realistic? Vote here

Products

John Lewis

What to specify: Offsite

21 Feb 17

Manufacturers offer a range of offsite solutions to suit projects of every size, from the modular building complexes at Hinkley nuclear power station to luxury bespoke panels featuring gold-printed wool

From the archive

Archive image

This week in 2002

17 Feb 17

We look at the costs of prefabricated buildings, 15 years ago

Legal

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Issuing payment notices

17 Feb 17 | By Ted Lowery

Was a contractor’s interim payment notice valid and, if so, had the employer issued an effective payless notice?

Jeffery Brown

Had enough of experts?

17 Feb 17 | By Jeffrey Brown

Expert reports are not ‘expected or required’ in the new edition of the pre-action protocol for construction disputes. But construction claims have less chance of settling without them

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